The Absence of Mark Manders, Bonnefanten
Stijn Huijts, Douglas Fogle, Mark Manders
Bonnefanten Maastricht & Roma Publications, 2020
Catalogue of the extensive retrospective exhibition The Absence of Mark Manders at the Bonnefanten, Maastricht. The rooms in the exhibition can be regarded as rooms of Manders’ Self-portrait as a Building. The works have been ‘left behind’ by the artist in three different zones; the visitor enters a living room, then the museum, and finally the studio. According to Manders, all the works are interchangeable and can be put into a different context: ‘like words in a sentence can also be used in different combinations’. With an introduction by Stijn Huijts and an essay by Douglas Fogle on the role of language in Manders’ oeuvre.